How much power does a camping fridge use?

How much power does a camping fridge use?

Knowing how much power your camping fridge uses is an important step in knowing how much battery energy you need. It also helps when calculating your required solar-panel size. While several factors affect your fridge’s energy use, ambient temperature is one of the most impactful

Is the 4×4 market in a boom cycle?

Is the 4×4 market in a boom cycle?

I recently did a factory tour of a local 4×4 accessories manufacturer who had gone from 100 employees at the start of 2020, to 400 employees at the end of 2021…

MY FIRST ROOFTOP TENT EXPERIENCE

MY FIRST ROOFTOP TENT EXPERIENCE

By Grant Spolander I think it was back in 2008 that I had my first rooftop tent experience. It was not a good one. Prior to that I’d heard many reports about the benefits of sleeping off the ground, mainly, that it was safer in terms of predators. Admittedly, I felt a...

Do tyres have an expiry date?

Do tyres have an expiry date?

If you recently bought a used vehicle you may be wondering if the tyres have expired.Unfortunately, tread depth is not a reliable means…

How to remove rust from an old car – best product

How to remove rust from an old car – best product

Guest blog by Andrew Gain One of my favourite pastimes on the weekend is classic-car restoration. But as any jalopy owner will tell you, the greatest challenge of any restoration project is... Rust! Needless to say, when it comes to rust, shortcuts are the enemy. A...

What’s the best trail-driving 4×4?

What’s the best trail-driving 4×4?

We’ve all heard the debate. It generally starts with a simple comparison between suspension types, but before you know it it’s morphed into a raging argument about lockers, sway-bars, and a dispute between petrol and diesel engines.

What are beadlock rims and are they worth it?

What are beadlock rims and are they worth it?

Last month we chatted about steel rims vs alloy rims, and pointed out that steel rims are preferable in extreme off-road situations where damage to the rim is likely to occur. In these cases, an alloy rim is more likely to crack due to impact

How to rotate 4×4 tyres

How to rotate 4×4 tyres

If your vehicle has recently picked up a slight vibration and some road noise, it could be an indication that your tyres need rotating. Other symptoms of an overdue tyre-service include:

11 Tips for a safe 4×4 recovery

11 Tips for a safe 4×4 recovery

When you start strapping vehicles together, or using equipment that is specifically designed for an off-road recovery, there are a few important points to remember

Are OEM tyres the same as aftermarket?

Are OEM tyres the same as aftermarket?

It was shortly after cramming 14 tyre repair plugs into one puncture that I first started thinking about tyres. We were on a game-counting trip in the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique

What is a Dual-Battery System?

What is a Dual-Battery System?

Like most camping gear, a dual-battery system is not a necessity. However, it can make life a whole lot easier if you’re camping in remote locations.

Fox Shocks for sale in South Africa

Fox Shocks for sale in South Africa

While the off-road market frequently squabbles over 4×4 suspension debates, any mention of the name ‘FOX’ sees most brand loyalists nod in agreement: FOX Shocks are undisputed.

Which dual-battery system is best: Solenoid or DC-DC?

Which dual-battery system is best: Solenoid or DC-DC?

We laboratory tested various dual-battery kits, along with various battery types, to determine which setup performed “best”. However, rather than deliver a conclusive result, the tests highlighted just how complex the subject really is.

How to charge your dual-battery system properly

How to charge your dual-battery system properly

My dual-battery isn’t charging. I had a solenoid system installed in my 4×4 just over a year ago. The setup seemed to work fine the first time, but now there’s very little power in my auxiliary battery when I get to camp.

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